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Record August for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel carried a record 375,000 vehicles on shuttle trains through the tunnel in August

A record-breaking August for shuttle traffic helped Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel to increased revenues over the summer.

Boy, 16, admits bike row murder

Alim Uddin was stabbed to death in Brixton, south London

A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another boy to death in a row over the sale of a £90 bicycle has pleaded guilty to murder on the second day of his Old Bailey trial.

Read song row 'synthetic outrage'

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for his Ukip Calypso

Ukip blamed "synthetic outrage" for DJ Mike Read's decision to withdraw his Calypso song from sale - accusing "right on" critics of depriving a charity of cash to help the fight against Ebola.

FA probe Jerome racism allegations

The FA are investigating an allegation from Norwich's Cameron Jerome (second left) that he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci (second from right)

The Football Association has confirmed it is investigating allegations by Norwich striker Cameron Jerome that he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

S Club 7 reunite for BBC appeal

Teen band S Club 7 at the height of their fame

Former chart-toppers S Club 7 are to reunite in full for the first time in more than a decade to take part in this year's BBC Children In Need appeal.

Shows were extraordinary, says Bush

Tickets for the 22 shows sold out in minutes

Kate Bush has described her comeback gigs as "one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life", but stayed tight-lipped about any possible plans for more concerts.

Woolf position 'beyond the pale'

Fiona Woolf insists she did not have a "close association" with former cabinet minister Lord Brittan

The head of the independent inquiry into historic child sex abuse is coming under growing pressure to stand down, as a lawyer representing victims said her social relationship with former home secretary Lord Brittan "puts her beyond the pale in terms of her credibility".

Steenkamp parents 'accept sentence'

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock after sentencing in Pretoria, South Africa (AP)

The mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has said she does "not feel that justice has been done" - but insisted she accepts the sentence imposed by the judge.

WICB keen to repair damage

The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday that its tour of India had been cancelled due to a pay dispute with the players

The West Indies Cricket Board hopes to "repair the damage" caused by its calamitous aborted tour of India, having called on the BCCI to consider the "serious implications" of its own hard line stance.

Improved Shenton ready to shine

Michael Shenton is poised to earn his 10th cap with England on Saturday

Michael Shenton will relaunch his international career as a "more rounded player" when England get the 2014 Four Nations Series under way this weekend.

Homebase to shut quarter of stores

Homebase is launching a three-year plan to "improve the productivity of its store estate"

DIY chain Homebase is to close a quarter of its stores and has ditched its boss after a review by parent company Home Retail Group found failings in its sales performance.

Banks warned over loan bundling

Two major banks have been criticised for telling small business customers they must open an account with them in order to obtain a business loan.

Gerrard: I turned Real Madrid down

Steven Gerrard was 'flattered' with Real Madrid links but never wanted to leave Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he may look back on not signing for Real Madrid when he had the chance as a mistake but insists he would have regretted leaving Anfield far more.

Rokoduguni set for England call

Semesa Rokoduguni has made a huge impact this season

England are expected to include Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni in their elite player squad for next month's autumn internationals.

Wenger wants more from Gunners

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, left, expects an improved display from his side in their Champions League tie away at Anderlecht

Manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal side to add the "fraction more" to their game and deliver a winning performance away to Anderlecht, where rookie goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is set for a Champions League debut.

Mourinho calm over striker shortage

Jose Mourinho insisted he is unfazed at taking Premier League leaders Chelsea to Manchester United on Sunday without injured pair Diego Costa and Loic Remy after the France striker suffered a groin problem in Tuesday night's Champions League thrashing of Maribor.

Pellegrini: No excuses for draw

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed there were no excuses after his side drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insisted there were no excuses after his side surrendered a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow.